Movievalley 2020 Finalists- International Animation
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AMBA

Dir: Kudinova Marina
Country: Czech Republic
Runtime: 4’00”

Synopsis
The film is inspired by the Udegean legends and the endless tiger watching in the zoo.


AVEC LE DO DE LA CULLIERE

Dir: Laurent Wassouf, Clément Crosnier, Edgard Cros, Theoline Chapas, Nolwenn Pétereau, Nedellec Anouk, Lucas Ancel.
Country: France
Runtime: 6’00’’

Synopsis
A young woman finds herself alone in the kitchen washing up, submerged in the dishes. However, she begins to hear exotic sounds coming from the sink allowing her to escape the boredom of the task at hand.


DRY SEA

Dir: Bart Bossaert, Yves Bex
Country: Belgium
Runtime: 11’00”

Synopsis
A fisherman is left alone on the shore of a dried-out sea. He is stuck in the past until a sandstorm overtakes him and redefines the meaning of his existence.


FETE DE FAMILLE

Dir: Amandine Maygnan, Annie Carrel, Elisa Curau, Kévin Cadars, Nicolas Roland, Pauline Obin, Théophile Calloix.
Country: France
Runtime: 6’07”

Synopsis
Today is a great day, Marvin will finally meet his girlfriend’s family. He will discover a gallery of characters each more eccentric than the other, in front Sarah amazed. An exchange of points of view which will disentangle a few family tensions.


GOOD HEART

Dir: Evgeniya Jirkova
Country: Russia
Runtime: 5’12”

Synopsis
In one primeval forest lives one primitive family. Mom is strict, wild, and gloomy in this family. All she wants is that everyone was full and healthy. But one day everything changes when her son brings a puppy home…


INSOMNIA

Dir: Ilona Yudin
Country: Israel
Runtime: 4’58”

Synopsis
A girl suffering from Insomnia battles her anxieties in a metaphorical space of a subway train.


MIRACULM

Dir: Claire Eyermendy, Jean Baptiste Escary , Etienne Fagnère , Johan Cayrol , Alo Trusz
Country: France
Runtime: 1’24”

Synopsis
A priest realizes he possesses the power of levitation – with unholy results!


MOTHER

Dir: Gaurav Wakankar
Country: India
Runtime: 3’05”

Synopsis
A mother and her boy find themselves pushed to ethical extremes when they stumble upon something sinister during a regular day of foraging.


NO MONSTERS ALLOWED

Dir: David Burgis
Country: United States
Runtime: 3’17”

Synopsis
A young girl gets so scared by the horror movie her older brother watches that she can’t sleep at night. Worse, the creatures from the film torment her, and she has to find a way to get through the night in this dialogue-free stop-motion film.


POUR UN POUGNE DE CARAMELS

Dir: Nghia Buitrung, Clara Dulaut, Martin Fettucciari, Nikita Gavard Noyer, Bérenger Guilbault, Timothée Maron, Ugo Masutti.
Country: France
Runtime: 6’00”

Synopsis
Grandma and Grandpa, a couple of old people are about to hold up their retirement home’s cafeteria for a fistful of toffees. They are imagining themselves as Bonnie and Clyde, a couple of handsome and ruthless gangsters. But before they can put their hands on the precious sweets, they will have to face the head nurse, the dreadful Chantal…


SAIGON SUR MARNE

Dir: Aude Ha La Plége
Country: France
Runtime: 14’12”

Synopsis
Between two household chores, an old couple tells their granddaughter their life story between Vietnam and France, during the war.
Since their first meeting, when they were 20, till today, they describe all the main steps of their relationship, talking about the exile, immigration, sometimes with humor, sometimes with seriousness.


SOUTH

Dir: Aude Ha La Plége
Country: France
Runtime: 14’12”

Synopsis
After the thunderstorm, a young, lonely hitchhiker finds himself at a flooded coast. He sticks out his thumb – will the journey continue?


THE BOY AND THE MOUNTAIN

Dir: Santiago Aguilera, Gabriel Monreal
Country: Chile
Runtime: 11’23”

Synospis

Hernán is a child who likes to daydreaming, but in his studies he is not doing well at all. His father constantly urges him to improve, advising him that he must reach very high to succeed in life. Hernán dispenses with his dream, gradually forgetting it to devote himself to his studies. In the end, he will have to face a new challenge that will change the meaning of his life.


THE GREAT MILESTONE

Dir: Ignasi López Fàbregas
Country: Spain
Runtime: 12’55”

Synopsis
A well-off mountaineer’s hobby is reaching the summits of the highest mountains. He has one last goal to accomplish in order to complete this special collection: that impossible summit, the one he is determined to climb, whatever it takes.


THE WITCH AND THE BABY

Dir: Evgenia Golubeva
Country: Russia
Runtime: 4’45”

Synopsis
An aging witch needs a baby for a spell to make her young again. But when she brings home an infant princess things don’t go to plan.

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